HanPhone Provide Secondary Five Graduates Enquiry Hotline Service

(Hong Kong, August 9, 2005) - KanHan Technologies Limited (KanHan) today announced that the Group launched today for Education and Manpower Bureau (EMB) the Secondary Six Vacancy Information Enquiry Hotline. The hotline 1835900 is to provide the Secondary Five students, after obtaining the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination results, to inquire the number of Secondary Six places available of a specific school. A total of 192 lines are available to the anxious students to call for update information during a 4 day period starting August 10, 2005. The enquiry hotline service is powered by KanHan’s award winning HanVoice/HanPhone web-to-speech technology platform. Equipped with the best of breed text-to-speech technology, HanPhone automatically extracts the information through Internet access to the centralized admission database and turns it into speech in Cantonese, Putonghua and English.


HanPhone/HanVoice excels in its ability to convert text on webpage into speech. Using the HTML popular website developing language and without advance recording of the content, it allows easy design and maintenance of interactive voice portal or voice telephone system that meet users' specific needs. Apart from supporting general features of interactive phone systems available in the markets, HanVoice/HanPhone also supports XML format encoding, allowing format conversion on contents. HanVoice/HanPhone can be applied in various aspects helping corporations disseminate information, such as in tele-digital library for the vision impaired, phone-banking, stock quotes, real time news, booking & reservation system, telemarketing, surveying, and transport and weather information utilising the existing web infrastructure.


HanVoice/HanPhone was awarded Certificates of Merit in the Communications Applications Category of the APICTA (Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology Awards) and in the Product Category of the 6th IT Excellence Award presented by the Hong Kong Computer Society in 2004.